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What are the specific programs selected for Skill First 2022 for new applicants?

Skill First -2022 List of Specific Programs Do you know that one of the main eligibility criteria to apply for the 2022 Provider […]

Part 1- The importance of internal audits

This is our first article in the series regarding “Internal audits”. Our main intention is to provide you with the required knowledge and […]

The VET Sector News- September 2021

ASQA approves extended transition period for Early Childhood Education & Care qualifications from the CHC Community Services training package until 20 January 2023 […]

VET Qualifications Reform Survey – The world of VET is changing again including the units of competency

The world of vocational education and training is changing once more, and this includes the structure of units of competency. The Department of […]

CAQA Systems Services

CAQA Systems provides technology services and support, and works in partnership with its customers. We collaborate with innovative organisations and service providers, assisting […]

Online Media Solutions (OMS) Services

Over the past two decades, Online Media Solutions (OMS) has provided assistance to clients worldwide. OMS merged into the CAQA and Career Calling […]

How to transition from classroom to online or distance training and assessment

Moving from face-to-face training and assessment to online or distance learning and assessment can be difficult, especially when you have already invested in […]

Check if you have an authorised copy of the training and assessment resources

Training organisations should double-check that they have an authorised copy of the training and assessment resources from the publisher of the resource before […]

Staying on top of compliance

Introduction RTOs are required to comply with an increasing number of constantly changing regulations and reporting and there is a heavy price to […]

Message from the General Manager (3 September 2021)

Message from the General Manager There are many changes taking place around the world right now, and the VET sector is no exception […]

Various phases of the assessment and validation processes (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of the article, where we are discussing the different phases of the validation processes an RTO should be following […]

Getting acquainted yourself with the VET

VET information at your fingertips NCVER’s VET Knowledge Bank is a key source of reference information about Australia’s VET system. Did you know […]

Message from the General Manager (22 August 2021)

Message from the General Manager If humans are capable of learning from their experiences, one thing that would stand out in this COVID […]

The VET Sector News II-August 2021

National Skills Week 2021: RETHINK your ideas National Skills Week, which is now in its eleventh year, will once again aim to bring […]

According to a new report, businesses are increasing their investments in cybersecurity skills

According to new research from cybersecurity firm Sophos, internal IT departments and businesses are making investments in their staff’ cybersecurity skills and knowledge. […]

Introducing Cyber Security BSBSS00094 and BSBSS00093 Skill Set Resources on Virtual Platform

We are excited to announce the complete set of resources for BSB Cyber Security skill set units. These resources are created in collaboration […]

Education standards and politics

We are all well aware that in any country, it is hard to separate politics from educational issues and standards. However, it is […]

RPL Kits-Let’s discuss compliance with clauses 1.8 and 1.12

The legislative requirements The legislation is very clear regarding compliance in RPL kits and why you need to have RPL Kits for every […]

Online learning is much more than access to training and assessment materials online

In spite of the fact that different nations are at different stages of COVID-19 infection rates, there are currently more than billions of […]

Scorm, HTML5 and m-learning? Need help?

Until recently the high degree of interactivity, immersive graphics, and fascinating animations of Adobe Flash made it one of the most popular authoring […]

Celebrating the 12th anniversary of Career Calling

Can you believe Career Calling has been in operation for 12 years? This is a fantastic opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed […]

Assessment issues that may have an impact on your RTO audit (Part 2)

This is Part 2 continuing from the previous newsletter. As discussed in Part 1 of this article, there are a number of assessment-related issues that […]

Various phases of the assessment and validation processes (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the article, where we are discussing the different phases of the validation processes an RTO should be following […]

The VET Sector News- August 2021

Australia is facing a severe labour crunch As the world recuperates from the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, labour shortage has crippled many […]

The Covid-19 surge in Australia is threatening plans for student return

The state government of New South Wales has placed on hold its proposal to allow international students to return home after the state […]

Some ESOS courses are no longer required to be registered with CRICOS

It is now allowed for registered training providers to offer certain supplementary courses to international students without having those courses listed on the […]

RTO Survey: Mandatory Work Requirements for Certificate III in Individual Support

The Human Services Skills Organisation is conducting a survey about Mandatory Work Placement for students completing the Certificate III in Individual Support. RTOs […]

COVID-19 and changes in the changes in the Financial Viability and Risk Assessment (FVRA)

It poses significant challenges for RTOs to continue to provide high-quality training and ensure that students complete their courses during periods of lockdown […]

Message from the General Manager (8 August 2021)

Message from the General Manager With this edition of our monthly newsletter THE VET Sector, we will discuss the most recent changes to […]

Assessment issues that may have an impact on your RTO audit (Part 1)

It is important to look into ASQAs 2017 report that shows: Around 72% of RTOs FAIL audit on Assessment Approximately 50% of those […]

Various phases of the assessment and validation processes (Part 1)

In this article, we will discuss different phases of validation processes that you should be following in your RTO to ensure you meet […]

Part 3- How compliance and quality assurance are two separate but intertwined concepts

In this third and final part of our “compliance and quality assurance,” articles, we are continuing to discuss compliance and quality assurance requirements, […]

How to make reasonable adjustment in summative assessments

The concept of ‘reasonable adjustment’ is important and must be considered. This means that the summative assessment process may be modified so that […]

Part 2- How compliance and quality assurance are two separate but intertwined concepts

When we look at the current Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, the clauses relevant to Registered Training Organisations’ regulatory compliance, the reporting […]

The role of trainer in a training organisation

Trainers don’t just train. They listen, they learn, they plan, they adapt, they help, they soothe, they challenge and they tolerate. Students expect all […]

Part 1- How compliance and quality assurance are two separate but intertwined concepts

When you plan to run a registered training organisation (RTO), you may find it difficult to know: the complete regulatory framework and environment […]

Obligations of Registered Training Organizations in Terms of Reporting

Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, all RTOs are obliged to provide accurate and complete data. All ASQA-registered training organisations RTO […]

Part 2- Contextualising of assessment resources

Contextualisation of training packages, accredited curricula and learning resources can be achieved without compromising the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Contextualisation […]

Part 1- Contextualising of assessment resources 

Contextualisation of training packages, accredited curricula and learning resources can be achieved without compromising the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Contextualisation […]

Change of Registered Training Organisation Ownership – What is required?

In this ever changing world, we are seeing many RTO’s change ownership for a variety of reasons. So what is involved? How do […]

Building a strong workplace culture in your RTO

In every workplace, the culture of the company is imperative to the organisation’s success. The company culture has an impact on nearly every […]

Writing your Training and Assessment Strategy – Part 2 of Part 5

To refresh yourself, please find Part 1 here In our part 1, we had the opportunity to cover a number of topics relevant […]

How to complete a compliant Trainer Matrix – Part 2 of Part 5

To refresh yourself, please find Part 1 here The majority trainers are unaware of the value of having an accurate and up-to-date trainer […]

New RTO Resources Now Available!

Here at CAQA we have been busy little bees! There are many new resources now available for sale and plenty more to come. […]

Writing your Training and Assessment Strategy – Part 1 of Part 5

A Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) is the approach of, and method adopted by, an RTO with respect to training and assessment designed […]

How to complete a compliant Trainer Matrix – Part 1 of Part 5

We believe that representatives of the training organisations and trainers usually do not understand the importance of the correct and current trainer matrix […]

What happens when one of the electives in a qualification has been superseded?

There is great confusion in the VET sector, especially now with all the changes that have been made to the BSB, ICT and […]

‘Energising Tasmania’ agreement signed

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have signed an agreement that will support thousands of Tasmanians through the delivery of fee-free training to develop […]

Interview with The RTO Doctor’s Founding Director – Raelene Bartlett

Raelene is the author of two best-selling books, CRICOS CPR: Top 5 Tips to Rescue Your RTO and Legal Decision-Making under the National […]

Annual declaration on compliance

Are you confident that your RTO meets current compliance requirements with RTO standards? Or do you need help? All Australian Registered Training Organisations […]

We hear loud & clear message from business-VET sector is not meeting your workforce needs-PM Scott

Strong comments regarding the Australian VET system were made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his speech to the Business Council of Australia […]

Are you looking for a VET professional to join your team? Or perhaps you are looking for your next career opportunity?

Specialising in recruitment Australia wide, Career Calling Jobs work with a large number of qualified and passionate candidates searching for the next challenge […]

I paid for it – why don’t I own it? – the copyright trap, article by Margaret Ryan, Lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney

If your business commissions a graphic artist to create a logo and brand collateral for the business, who owns the copyright in the […]

Understanding the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019

In 2017, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, commissioned a review of the National Vocational Education […]

The pillars of Quality Assurance – Part 1 of Part 3

Quality Assurance (QA) is a way of preventing mistakes and defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering products or services to […]

The VET Sector News- February 2020

Coronavirus travel ban sees Chinese students miss start of university, Australia’s tertiary education sector scrambling More than 100,000 Chinese students will not be […]

Coronavirus travel ban sees Chinese students miss start of university, Australia’s tertiary…

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SA Govt invests in vocational education and training

https://www.vetsector.com/post/sa-govt-invests-in-vocational-education-and-training

ACT has highest student participation and employment

https://www.vetsector.com/post/act-has-highest-student-participation-and-employment

Report on Government Services 2020

https://www.vetsector.com/post/report-on-government-services-2020

Malaysian university seeks partner for short-term study abroad program in Australia

https://www.vetsector.com/post/malaysian-university-seeks-partner-for-short-term-study-abroad-program-in-australia

Singapore’s first undergraduate health degree in speech and language therapy

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Vocational education and training

https://www.vetsector.com/post/vocational-education-and-training

Mitchell Institute releases new report and sounds VET funding alarm

https://www.vetsector.com/post/mitchell-institute-releases-new-report-and-sounds-vet-funding-alarm

VET Student Loan Caps Lifted

https://www.vetsector.com/post/vet-student-loan-caps-lifted

Coronavirus advice for RTOs

https://www.vetsector.com/post/coronavirus-advice-for-rtos

Five things RTOs need to know in 2020

https://www.vetsector.com/post/five-things-rtos-need-to-know-in-2020

The new ASQA website

https://www.vetsector.com/post/the-new-asqa-website

Australian visas exploited by “criminal people smuggling syndicates”

https://www.vetsector.com/post/australian-visas-exploited-by-criminal-people-smuggling-syndicates

These are the 15 most in-demand skills in Australia right now, according to LinkedIn

https://www.vetsector.com/post/these-are-the-15-most-in-demand-skills-in-australia-right-now-according-to-linkedin

I want to voice my opinion – Your letters and emails to us

In this newsletter, we are selecting this email that we received from one of our subscribers genuinely questioning the current regulatory environment on […]

The VET Sector News II – December 2019

Apprentice and trainee commencements down in June 2019 quarter  The latest release of national apprentice and trainee data show commencements were down 3.3% […]

Satisfaction with vocational education and training remains high

New data from over 170 000 vocational education and training (VET) students shows that satisfaction with VET remains high, according to a new […]

VET International Engagement Strategy 2025 launched

The Morrison Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensure Australian VET sector continues to play a significant role in contributing to the development […]

The rapid review of ASQA announced by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

A rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has been announced. We are sharing the details of the review with this […]

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019

The National Vocational Education and Training regulator Amendment Bill 2019 has been lodged in the senate.  The proposed amendments are intended to improve […]

2019 Australian Training Awards winners announced

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for the VET sector recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution […]

Communiqué for the COAG Skills Council Meeting – 22 November 2019

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council (the Council) held its second meeting today in Brisbane to agree on an ambitious approach […]

ASQA’s slash and burn approach on Registered Training Organisations

  An approach that is not very well thought out can cause significant knee jerk reactions. This is exactly what we all are […]

Victims of ASQA: The Real stories (Part – 1)

In this section we explore stories of how a regulatory body is destroying Australia’s education and training sector, the livelihood of people and […]

Has the Australian Skills Quality Authority taken Australia back 30 years?

The effects of the VET regulator’s actions on our industry and Australia’s reputation with regards to innovative learning has been detrimental to what […]

The drop in traineeships and apprenticeships. Why is it happening?

A recent figures revealed that the federal government over the last five years has underspent close to $1 billion of its budget on […]

Where are we going and why are we here?

If you have followed the recent discussion on social media ASQA’s practices, RTO closures, TAFE non-compliance, rorting of government funding (by now this […]

Is natural justice or procedural fairness possible with the current set up of ASQA?

We have evaluated how fair and transparent the internal workings of Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is. Where can an RTO go to […]

Concerns about the competency levels of Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) officers and auditors

The VET industry has some serious concerns regarding the competency of ASQA’s officers and auditors. We would like to look into this with […]

Industry consultation form released to assist development of VET accredited courses

ASQA has released a tool to assist in the development of VET accredited courses. The following media released has been published by Australian […]

Financial Viability Risk Assessment (FVRA) tool has changed again, version 3.1.

The financial viability risk assessment (FVRA) tool has been changed again by ASQA to make it more user friendly. The latest change was […]

I want to voice my opinion – your letters and emails to us

In this newsletter, we have selected this email received from one of our subscribers genuinely questioning the current regulatory environment of Registered Training […]

Review of Australian Qualifications Framework (Part 1)

The AQF review, chaired by Victoria University tertiary education professor Peter Noonan, recommended a shake -up of Australia’s qualification system.  Under the recommended […]

Who is there to support training organisations and what RTO representatives should know. (Part 1)

In this article, we will discuss the issues registered training organisations are experiencing in their day-to-day operations. You have the following help available:  […]

ASQA has changed the rules for purchase and sale of RTO’s

Australian Skills Quality Authority has made it crystal clear that “Registered training organisations (RTOs) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas […]

The Australian Government is investing $41.7 million to pilot Skills Organisations in human services care and digital technology (including cyber security) industries

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has published the following media release:  The Australian Government is investing $41.7 million to […]

Beware of FAKE certificates and unregistered providers

ASQA published the following media release on October 4 2019:  ASQA is aware that unfortunately, there are unqualified organisations issuing fake certificates in […]

Updates to USI transcript for closed registered training organisations

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) published the following news on October 4 2019:  As part of a collaboration between the Australian Department of […]

Unpacking ASQA audit reports and files (Part 4)

This is part 4 of a series. We are referring here to cases from different audits conducted by the Australian Skills Quality Authority […]

The VET Sector News

India is reforming education for the first time since 1986 – here’s why Australia should care India released a Draft National Education Policy […]

Unpacking ASQA audit reports and files (Part 3)

Let’s look into what is actually going on in the audits and ASQA practices. This is part 3 of the ongoing series. We […]

The implications of ASQA being moving to a full cost recovery agency

ASQA and TEQSA are required by the Australian Government to transition from partial cost recovery to full cost recovery by 2020-21 making charging […]

The major issues with current legislative and regulatory standards (Part 1)

We are starting a series of articles discussing what is broken or can be improved in the current legislative and regulatory standards. We […]

How will ASQA move from its current practices?

Pic: Courtesy @edissuesaus  Note: The pic includes the famous saying of Ex-Chief Commissioner, Australian Skills Quality Authority in the Independent Tertiary Education Conference, […]

RTO experiences with ASQA from the front line-Part 2

We are continuing to share the RTO experiences from the front line with the current regulatory body of vocational education and training, Australian […]

A potential audit of the Australian Skills Quality Authority by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)

The Australian National Audit Office is the national auditor for the Parliament of Australia and the Government of Australia. It reports directly to […]

A 19-member panel Industry VET Stakeholder Committee working to deal with the VET challenges

The Morrison Government has established its Vocational Education and Training (VET) Stakeholder committee to help drive its significant agenda of reform. Scott Morrison […]

Communiqué for the COAG Skills Council Meeting (20 September 2019)

 In the last COAG Skills Council Meeting in Melbourne on 20 September 2019 all federal, state and territory skills ministers unanimously agreed that […]

VET ministers announce changes to the Australian Skills Quality Authority

  Sharing the most recent announcement from the Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business and The […]

The biggest threat to the education and training sector in Australia is bad regulation!

It is very important to evaluate the training and auditing systems to find out what is working and what is not. If true […]

Congratulations VOCEDplus for completing 30 years

Courtesy: VOCEDplus! It all started in 1989, with two print publications, Initiatives in Technical and Further Education and TAFE Projects in Progress. These […]

Australian Government’s new Deregulation Task Force announced

 COAG agreed to work together to reduce regulatory and bureaucratic barriers across the federation so that businesses can grow and create more jobs. […]

Interview with The VET Gurus – John Price, Angela McGregor, Kerri Butter

Response from John Price regarding VET Sector Newsletter. John Price John started his career in education and training over 40 years ago. He was […]

New ESOS Regulations for CRICOS-registered providers

The Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2019 (ESOS Regulations) commence on 1 October 2019. They replace the current 2001 regulations.  The ESOS […]

The VET Sector News

Integration is the key to the future – TROY WILLIAMS Australia needs an integrated tertiary education system in which higher education plus vocational […]

Unpacking ASQA audit reports and files (Part 1)

Let’s look into what is actually going on in the audits and ASQA practices. We are referring here a number of examples from […]

Conducting validation in your training organisation

 What is validation? Explanation: Checking that the assessment tools, methods, judgement, evidence and processes to ensure that the training product meets: Principles of […]

The VET Sector News – September 2019

ASQA’s Sample AQF documentation gets updated to meet the requirements of third-party arrangements The ASQA Fact Sheet Sample AQF documentation has been updated […]

No Regulation or Bad Regulation – has ASQA failed as a VET Regulator?

We are starting this article by quoting the now very famous speech of MP   Laming in the Australian Parliament: I rise after […]

VET accredited course leads the way

There are two different kinds of training products delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) within the VET industry: training packages and VET accredited […]

VET Delivery to Secondary School Students

Vocational Training offers learners the chance to gain the required knowledge and skills to work effectively in the workplace and be part of […]

VET & Higher Education –Two Pillars Of One Tertiary System

With the Australian Government’s recent and welcome focus on Vocational Education and Training (VET), some stakeholders have seen this as a pitch against […]

Private registered training organisations vs Public providers

Please note: We have a number of TAFE and Government providers as our clients, and the reason for publishing this article is not […]

Interview: Tamara Simon: Australia’s Only Dedicated RTO Business Coach from ‘Take Another Look’.

Here is a copy of our interview with Tamara Simon – Australia’s Only Dedicated RTO Business Coach. Bio Tamara Simon is the Australia’s […]

Australia has a tech explosion, but there is a lack of workers and facilities

Australian workers could make thousands of dollars more every year by leaving their current work and reskilling in the technology sector, a new […]

ASQA’s Regulatory Strategy 2019–21

Highlights:  The strategy identifies two target areas and five strategic initiatives Target area 1: Trainer and assessor capability, identified as a critical concern […]

Interview: Troy Williams, Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).

Here is a copy of our interview with Troy Williams, Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).  Troy, in […]

The man who stood up for the vocational education and training sector – Mr Andrew Laming MP

We can see the after effects of MP Andrew Laming’s speech in parliament. Many people have started talking about the vocational education and […]

New projects under way

Training package and/or product consultation – August 2019 Automotive PWC Skills for Australia invite you to complete their online survey for the AUR […]

Experiences from the front line

We believe the purpose of a regulatory body is to promote and protect the education and training system. Australia has a world-class education […]

INTERVIEW: Dianne Dayhew CEO, National Apprentice Employment Network

Dianne, in a nutshell, what has been your experience of working in the training and education industry? I have worked in training, education […]

ELICOS for the International Students (Part 3 of Part 3)

In the last newsletters we discussed the following:  What is ELICOS and what it stands for  Who ELICOS applies to?  What is the […]

Third-Party Arrangements – What does this mean for your RTO?

ASQA has published an updated guide on third-party arrangements that will come into effect from 1 September 2019 for new third-party arrangements and […]

How does an RTO protect itself in this current climate?

RTO’s need to be prepared to weather any storm.  There are simple practices all RTO’s should be adhering to to ensure they are […]

What should the vocational education and training regulatory system look like?

Our belief is that a regulatory system should be based on the following principles:  Transparency: All audit reports should be made public on ASQA’s […]

The VET regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) gone rogue

The national vocational education and training (VET) sector regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), has been criticised by the Chair of the House […]

Quality RTO Resources

List of Training  Training Packages ICT – Information and Communications Technology The following resources are now available for purchase. The assessment and learner […]

Your trainer and assessor files (Part 5 of 5)

In the last newsletter we discussed the following:  The definition of a “trainer matrix” ASQA Guidelines on “trainer matrix”  What must be included […]

Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 5 of 5)

In the first five parts of this series we discussed the following:  What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal […]

ELICOS for the International Students (Part 2 of Part 3)

In the last newsletter we discussed the following:  What is ELICOS and what it stands for  Who ELICOS applies to?  What is the […]

Student-centred principles for educational providers with overseas students

In this article, we are discussing the top 10 student-centred principles that every educational provider must implement for the welfare and support of […]

CAQA New Resources

New Information Technology resources  The following resources are now available for purchase. The assessment and learner resources have been developed by subject matter […]

Introducing Career Calling Jobs!

  Recruitment in Vocational Education and Training Australia wide! Career Calling Jobs specialise in RTO Recruitment, assisting Registered Training Organisations to find the […]

The VET Sector News

Annual Registration Charge – Due July 30th 2019 ASQA will issue RTOs with an invoice for their annual registration charge. RTOs must pay […]

CAQA Resources introducing version 10.0!

At CAQA resources we are busy updating our resources to be able to provide you the most up to date and current resources […]

Four Corners focus on Australian Universities including Murdoch U, Swinburne University and The University of Tasmania

Four Corners focus on Australian Universities including Murdoch U, Swinburne University and The University of Tasmania International students are a significant source of […]

Your trainer and assessor files (Part 4 of 5)

In the last newsletter, we discussed the following: ASQA Guidelines on “industry currency.” How to stay up to date in terms of “industry […]

Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 5 of 5)

In the first four parts of this series we discussed the following: What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal […]

ELICOS for the International Students (Part 1 of Part 3)

‘ELICOS’ stands for ‘English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students’. ELICOS programs are designed for students who require English language training before starting […]

The Quality Indicator data

The Quality Indicators provide valuable data for RTOs to identify areas for improvement in training and assessment services and to gauge how well […]

First aid training under review after the death of a footballer from heat stress

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) urged registered training organisations (RTOs) that give first aid training to revise their practices in the wake […]

VET Industry News 28-May-2019

28th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’ 28th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’: 10-12 July 2019 […]

How to avoid becoming another ASQA statistic

There are currently 3837 RTOs in Australia, down from over 4,400 RTOs in October last year. If your ASQA audit is scheduled in […]

Your trainer and assessor files (Part 3 of 5)

In the last newsletter we discussed the following: The definition of vocational competency ASQA Guidelines on “vocational competence” The three C’s of Vocational […]

Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 4 of 5)

In the first three parts of this series we discussed the following: What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal […]

Ways to make the vocational education system more effective

The review led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, the former Skills Minister in New Zealand, looked at ways to improve the effectiveness of […]

VET Industry News 06-May-2019

A plan for stronger Australia  The Business Council of Australia has released a plan for stronger Australia. Click here for more information The Independent […]

CAQA New Resources (06 May 2019)

Compliance products from Compliance and Quality Assurance (CAQA) The following compliance products are available: Policies and Procedures for an RTO Policies and Procedures […]

VET Industry News 11-Apr-2019

Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of […]

Can I sue ASQA for damages?

Published with written permission from the author.  Reference: Zhouand, Z. (2019, April 09). Can I sue ASQA for damages? Retrieved April 09, 2019, […]

CAQA New Resources (11 Apr 2019)

New Information Technology resources The following resources are now available for purchase. The assessment and learner resources have been developed by subject matter […]

Your trainer and assessor files (Part 2 of 5)

In the last newsletter (published in November 2018) we discussed the following: Legislative and regulatory requirements Requirements for all trainers and assessors Trainer […]

Internal audits and why they are so important (Part 3 of 5)

In part 1 & 2 of this series we discussed the following: What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal […]

Different phases of assessment and learner validation processes (Part 4 of 4)

This is Part 4 of the article, where we are discussing the different phases of the validation processes an RTO should be following […]

Do I need to upgrade to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment before 1 April 2019?

A number of questions trainers and assessors are at the moment asking if they need to upgrade to the latest TAE40116 Certificate IV […]

Internal audits and why they are important (Part 2 of 5)

In the first part of this series we discussed the following:  What are internal audits? What are the benefits of conducting internal audits? […]

The VET Sector News – December 2019

Poorer and regional Australian students lag behind richer peers, report finds Poorer Australian students are 18 months behind their better-off peers at school, […]

Why do you enjoy working in the VET Sector?

We asked this question to some of our RTO colleagues, to know what worked for them, how they are contributing positively to the […]

Why keep in touch with what is happening in the VET sector

Information is power. The more you read, the more you understand the world around you. The VET world is evolving at a lightning […]

Different phases of assessment and learner validation processes (Part 3 of 4)

This is Part 3 of the article, where we are discussing the different phases of the validation processes an RTO should be following […]

Internal audits and why they are important (Part 1 of 5)

This is our first article in the series regarding “Internal audits”. Our main intention is to provide you with the required knowledge and […]

Your trainer and assessor files (Part 1 of 5)

Compliance of your trainer records is a must for any Registered Training Organisation. If you do not know what you are looking for, […]

Private training colleges face too much scrutiny, says ACPET

Excessive scrutiny of detailed regulatory issues by the national skills regulator is forcing private colleges into legalistic compliance, according to the Australian Council […]

CAQA News (5 Nov 2018)

We are introducing a new section in CAQA News. This section will cover news and information regarding what is happening at CAQA/Career Calling […]

Different phases of assessment and learner validation processes (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the article, where we are discussing the different phases of the validation processes an RTO should be following […]

Assessment issues that may impact your RTO audit (Part 2)

This is Part 2 continuing from the previous newsletter. As discussed in Part 1 of this article, there are a number of assessment-related issues that […]

Getting to know the VET

VET information at your fingertips NCVER’s VET Knowledge Bank is a key source of reference information about Australia’s VET system. Did you know […]

VET Industry News 10-Oct-2018

ASQA Welcomes Convictions for Dodgy Training Providers The national VET regulator has welcomed the conviction of four people who falsified documents. For more Information: visit […]

Contextualising assessment resources (Part 1)

Contextualisation of training packages, accredited curricula and learning resources can be achieved without compromising the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Contextualisation […]

Victorian TAFE free-for-all – is it beginning of another “Crisis”?

From January 2019, the Victorian Government will cover the cost of 30 TAFE courses and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses. The free courses run for […]

India to be top study destination in two years

The Indian government has promised fee waivers to foreign students choosing India as their study destination as part of a campaign that has […]

The VET Sector Newsletter – Edition 1, April 2018

The official Newsletter from Compliance and Quality Assurance (CAQA) OUR FIRST NEWSLETTER By Anna Haranas Welcome to The VET Sector, our official newsletter […]

CEO Declaration

Annual declaration on compliance Have you submitted your Annual Declaration on Compliance? Are you confident that your RTO meets current compliance requirements with […]

Current VET sector a disgrace: CEDA

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is calling for a national review of the VET sector, claiming the area has been […]

Fake universities may have produced bogus lawyers and doctors in UK

More than 30 fake UK universities have been shut down in the past year as concern grows about students being mis-sold fraudulent degrees. […]

VET Industry News 11-Sep-2018

New course accreditation application lodgement fee On 6 July 2018, ASQA introduced an application lodgement fee of $500 for all initial and renewal […]

How does quality assurance differ from compliance (Part 3)

In this third and final part of our “compliance and quality assurance,” articles, we are continuing to discuss compliance and quality assurance requirements, […]

Different phases of assessment and learner validation processes (Part 1)

In this article, we will discuss different phases of validation processes that you should be following in your RTO to ensure you meet […]

Assessment issues that may impact your RTO audit (Part 1)

It is important to look into ASQAs 2017 report that shows: Around 72% of RTOs FAIL audit on Assessment Approximately 50% of those […]

ASQA Regulatory strategy 2016–17 and ASQA’s Regulatory Risk Framework

ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), VET regulator has recently released its regulatory strategy for 2016-2017.  ASQA’s Regulatory Risk Framework, which is part of […]

Heavy penalty for bogus qualification

A former trainer has been ordered to pay $120,000 for providing her employer with 11 bogus vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, providing […]

Vocational education and training courses behind significant drop of crime rate.

Vocational education and training courses have been linked to a significant drop in Victoria’s crime rates by University of Melbourne economists. They believe […]

National Strategy for International Education 2025

Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025 sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia’s role as a global leader in education, […]

Ombudsman for dodgy colleges

Dozens of Victorian education providers will be scrutinised by a new investigation unit looking into dodgy training courses across the state. The new […]

‘Unscrupulous training providers’ to be investigated

The Andrews Labor Government is upping the pressure on rogue training providers with a new investigations unit in the Department of Education and […]

Higher education standards framework (threshold standards) 2015

TEQSA registers and evaluates the performance of higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework, specifically, the Threshold Standards. All providers must […]

The 2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. […]

Private students to be included in national student survey

For the first time, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s (NCVER), major survey of VET students will include fee-paying students at private […]

Compliance and Quality Assurance (CAQA)

CAQA is Compliance and Quality Assurance, a Career Calling International initiative. CAQA offers help and support to all Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) […]

Career Calling International – Your Quality Provider

Quality Services Since client satisfaction is one of our priorities, we go to great lengths to implement practices that guarantee an efficient, fluid […]

Punjab police bust another IELTS racket

The special task force (STF) has busted another IELTS (International English Language Testing System) racket, arresting four persons for allegedly providing answer keys […]

Khalsa Migration

We have a team of friendly migration consultants who have extensive experience in all visa types. Each member of our team is driven […]

ASQA News 14-Aug-2018

ASQA given additional powers to seek civil penalties and issue infringement notices  On 12 July 2018, the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC […]

The Difference Between Compliance and Quality Assurance in the RTO space (Part 2)

When we look at the current Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, the clauses relevant to Registered Training Organisations’ regulatory compliance, the reporting […]

Reasonable adjustment in summative assessments

The concept of ‘reasonable adjustment’ is important and must be considered. This means that the summative assessment process may be modified so that […]

The Difference Between Compliance And Quality Assurance in the RTO space

When you plan to run a registered training organisation (RTO), you may find it difficult to know: the complete regulatory framework and environment  […]

ASQA News 12-Jul-2018

Definition of Enterprise RTOs updated ASQA has recently updated their guide for the Application of Initial Registration with changes taking effect as of […]

My Role as Your Trainer (Infographic)

Trainers don’t just train. They listen, they learn, they plan, they adapt, they help, they soothe, they challenge and they tolerate. Students expect all […]

Reporting obligations for Registered Training Organisations

Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, all RTOs are obliged to provide accurate and complete data.   All ASQA-registered training organisations RTO […]

Contextualising assessment resources (Part 2)

Contextualisation of training packages, accredited curricula and learning resources can be achieved without compromising the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Contextualisation […]

Record breaking number of overseas students are selecting Australia as their education destination

Figures released recently showed a 12% increase in the number of foreign students in Australia compared to the same period last year, more […]

Some tips on how to prepare for a meeting with the regulatory body

How to prepare for an audit or any other meeting with ASQA or their representatives. Collect audit reports, facts and related information: Always […]

Time to submit your "Quality Indicator data" to ASQA

What are the “Quality Indicators”? RTOs are required to collect and report their performance against the following quality indicators: Learner engagement Employer satisfaction […]

VET Industry News 8-Jun-2018

ASQA is increasing scrutiny on new applications for registration from 1 July 2018. Vocational education and training (VET) and the education of overseas […]

What happens when things have not been resolved and you have to take your matter to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides an independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government (and some […]

VET Industry News 10-May-2018

Updates from the Australian Skills Quality Authority ASQA is increasing scrutiny on new applications for registration from 1 July 2018. Vocational education and […]

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) briefings 2018

Do not miss to attend ASQA briefings 2018. ASQA has recently posted the following information regarding their 2018 briefings: Registrations are now open […]

Industry Expert reveals lessons learnt from 65+ ASQA Audits

Sukh Sandhu’s Interview conducted by EduTemps During his 20 years in the VET and Higher Education sector, Sukh Sandhu has witnessed a radical […]

VET student loans to support only genuine students.

The education minister, Simon Birmingham, has revealed strict new rules for courses and training organisations in the VET student loans program that will […]

The new VET loan scheme to exclude shonky providers?

The new VET loan scheme to exclude shonky providers? From 1 January 2017 VET FEE‑HELP will cease and VET Student Loans will commence.  […]